Contra Costa Moderates Fee Hike Proposal
Based on feedback provided by BIA|Bay Area about the impacts of higher fees on housing costs, Contra Costa County staff adjusted proposed fee hikes as part of a wholesale planning and building permit rates restructuring plan that will go before the Board of Supervisors in September. Under the revised fee proposal, costs will increase on average by 5 percent although large projects may see a slight decrease due to economies of scale. For example, building permit fees for a single-family home project valued at $515,000 would pay an additional $245 under the updated fee schedule. The earlier fee proposal would have cost the same single-family home builder an extra $2,800. Contra Costa County last revamped its building and planning fees more than 20 years ago. Click HERE to view documents for Agenda Item D6, an informational presentation provided to the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors on July 23, 2019. It includes a staff report, the nexus study, fee schedule and slideshow. The supervisors are expected to vote on the new fee schedule on Sept. 17, 2019. For questions or comments, contact BIA’s Lisa Vorderbrueggen at firstname.lastname@example.org.